Daniel Dercksen

Trainer and Educator at The Writing Studio
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


As a freelance journalist for more than 30 years, and a published playwright, Daniel Dercksen received the number one spot for most popular lifestyle contributor for 2012 and 2014 on Bizcommunity.com. Email:
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#OntheBigScreen: Christmas & comedians

The films to watch out for this week include Jonathan, Moana, Almost Christmas, Underworld: Blood Wars, Keep Watching and Tristan Und Isolde...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Dec 2016

#OntheBigScreen: Wizards & Snow Queens

The following films will hit the big screen this week; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Vir die Voƫls, The Snow Queen 2, Maggie's Plan and The Entertainer.

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Nov 2016

#OntheBigScreen: Superheroes & Jackie Chan

This weekend you can see Mozart's opera Don Giovanni live on the big screen, as well as the human-drama Alone In Berlin, the action-adventure Max Steel, crime thriller Blood Father and the action-comedy Skip Trace.

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Nov 2016

#OntheBigScreen: Storks & aliens

The following films are opening this week: the animated Storks, the futuristic thriller Arrival, Shut In, the Mexican drama Desierto and the Bolshoi Ballet's The Golden Age.

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Nov 2016

This weekend's new releases

Six new films will be releasing on the Big Screen this weekend; including two South African films; thriller Hatchet Hour and romantic comedy Eintlik Nog Baie as well as Hell Or High Water, Doctor Strange, Julieta and When the Bough Breaks.

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Nov 2016

This weekend's Big Screen openings

Shepherds and Butchers, Indignation, The Accountant, Ouija: Origin of Evil and The Threepenny Opera are the releases opening on the Big Screen this weekend. Daniel Dercksen gives some background to each of these films.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Oct 2016

What's opening on the Big Screen this weekend

Jack Reacher, Hands of Stone, Boo! A Madea Halloween and Trolls are the releases opening on the Big Screen this weekend. Daniel Dercksen gives some background to each of these films.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Oct 2016

NT Live theatre available on the big screen

Theatre lovers are in for a treat Cinema Nouveau's next two broadcasts from National Theatre Live...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Oct 2016

Stay peculiar with 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'

"The film says be yourself and embrace your uniqueness, as well as the original and peculiar in everyone."

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Oct 2016

Uncover the delightful 'Secret Life of Pets'

For their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present 'The Secret Life of Pets', a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Oct 2016

Q&A with Stiaan Smith of film 'Sy Klink Soos Lente'

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with award-winning actor Stiaan Smith, who stars in the new Afrikaans romantic comedy 'Sy Klink Soos Lente', and also wrote the screenplay.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Sep 2016

Absolutely Fabulous is back!

26 years after "Ab Fab" became a cultural phenomenon on television, the hedonistic "sweetie darling" duo invade the big screen with their Absolutely Fabulous larger-than-life movie...

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Sep 2016

Behind the scenes of Du Toit's role as Hedwig

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with Paul du Toit, who crawls under the skin of Hedwig, one of the most unique and divine iconic characters to ever hit the musical stage in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at Gate 69 in Cape Town.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Sep 2016

Multi-talent in Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead, inspired by events in his life, is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds barred portrait of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Jul 2016

Finding Dory

Director Andrew Stanton is always on the lookout for a new story. His imagination has taken him under the sea and beyond the stars, but this time, a character from his past unexpectedly swam straight into his subconscious.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Jun 2016

The Jewel of the Great Karoo shines bright with the 2nd Indie Karoo Film Festival

The quaint Karoo town of Prince Albert magnificently celebrates films and film making with its 2nd Indie Karoo Film Festival from 29 June to 3 July.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 May 2016

Electrifying opera at its most potent

The final production in the current 2015/16 Live in HD season from The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Richard Strauss's Elektra, releases at Cinema Nouveau theatres on 28 May.

By Daniel Dercksen 24 May 2016

Donizetti's rousing opera Roberto Devereux

Opera lovers can indulge in Sir David McVicar's sumptuous production of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux in the Live in HD season from The Metropolitan Opera in New York at Nouveau cinemas.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 May 2016

Passionate Madama Butterfly

Puccini's passion will enrich your soul with the Met Opera's Madama Butterfly.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Apr 2016

Jungle Book will steal your heart!

The Jungle Book returns to the big screen in magical, larger-than-live, live-action epic adventure that showcases the art of animation, storytelling and filmmaking, blending live-action performances...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Apr 2016

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